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Automobile coat made out of raccoon fur (1906, U.S.)

Raccoon coats were a fad in the United States during the 1920s, particularly with (male) college students in the middle and later years of the decade. They are full-length fur coats. They became popular due to the stories of Davy Crockett and popular artist James Van Der Zee.[1] George Olsen and His Music released a recording highlighting the fad in 1928, titled "Doin' the Raccoon", with the lyrics:

From every college campus comes the cheer: oy-yoy!
The season for the raccoon coat is here, my boy!
Rough guys, tough guys, men of dignity,
Join the raccoon coat fraternity, soon,
To do the raccoon!

A few months after Olsen's recording hit the air, the November 16, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post featured an Alan Foster illustration of several college men wearing raccoon coats.[2] The raccoon coat (many times accompanied with a straw boater, wingtip spectator oxfords, and either a saxophone or a ukelele) has been referenced numerous times in movies and television, both as a symbol of the Jazz Age and as a cliché motif of collegiate enthusiasm.

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Pilot Tribune
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:03:45 -0700

If you think anyone on the Nebraska football team has ever husked corn or that the Fightin' Irish are really Irish, then the last time you were on a college campus, you were wearing a raccoon coat. The alums like to pretend that everything's the way it ...
Boston Globe (subscription)
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:52:30 -0700

FROM THIS DAY IN 1947, via the Globe archives: “Mayor James Michael Curley, dressed in his raccoon coat, receives flowers from Mrs. Betty Cherry during South Boston's traditional Evacuation Day parade on March 17, 1947. Mayor Curley's wife, Gertrude, ...


Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:36:53 -0800

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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:52:55 -0800

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:29:18 -0800

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:39:31 -0800

Other items include Dean Martin's military jacket costume from the 1958 movie "The Young Lions" and Peter Lawford's raccoon coat from the 1948 film "Easter Parade." Related Stories: Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, left, and Frank Sinatra, ...
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Charleston Daily Mail
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:35:55 -0700

“It was not healthy,” she said, later adding that the mangy raccoon's coat was in “terrible shape.” “We don't suspect rabies, but there was something wrong.” She said the raccoon was gracefully put under and buried nearby. Surrounded by woods, it's not ...

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